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Carahsoft to Resell Keeper Security Platform Through Government Contracts  ExecutiveBiz

Carahsoft has agreed to distribute Keeper Security' password management and encryption platform to public sector agencies via three government contracting ...

SpaceX sues over 'wrongly awarded' Air Force rocket contracts  Engadget

To say that SpaceX was unhappy with losing out on the US Air Force's rocket development contracts would be an understatement. The company has sued the ...

SpaceX is suing the government once again, but the reason is a secret  Washington Post

Elon Musk's SpaceX is suing the federal government again. But this time, it wants its protest of a government contract to stay under seal, meaning its allegations ...

Embedding Social Values in Government Procurement | Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner  JD Supra

The opportunity to respond to the Government's consultation process on embedding social values in procurement is coming to an end on 10th June 2019.

Amazon wants to sell consumer goods to the US government  Vox.com

The United States government is the single largest purchaser of consumer goods in the world. Think about all the things it takes to make a large bureaucracy ...

How one company’s deep web of corruption took down governments across Latin America  Washington Post

And how Brazil, Mexico and Peru responded with a wave of anticorruption measures.

Report urges federal government to expand procurement spending with Aboriginal businesses to five percent  GlobeNewswire

The Government of Canada has a “landmark” opportunity to drive significant Aboriginal business growth and prosperity for Indigenous peoples.

Kansas Governor Cancels No-Bid Technology Contracts Worth $110M  Governing

Gov. Laura Kelly finalized the decision Thursday to terminate a pair of 10-year contracts with CGI Technologies valued at $111 million that were negotiated by ...

UGA SBDC at VSU Offers Workshops in Federal, State, Local Government Contracts  Valdosta State University News

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center at Valdosta State University will present Doing Business with GDOT for Routine Maintenance ...

Loans, government contracts, advice: The many different ways small businesses can get help from SBA  Philly.com

The government spends billions every year on contracts, loans, programs and services specifically devoted to small businesses. So why not take advantage?

Secretary of State Pompeo: Huawei's CEO 'isn't telling the American people the truth' on China government ties  CNBC

"For them to say that they don't work with the Chinese government is false," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tells CNBC.

Clients of D.C. Council member Jack Evans had interests before D.C. government  Washington Post

D.C. Council member Jack Evans, one of the most powerful politicians in the District, has used his legislative position in ways that could benefit clients of his ...

OECD releases AI recommendations for 36 nation-states  VentureBeat

OECD member nations today voted to adopt artificial intelligence principles and recommendations for governments around the world.

Austria's vice chancellor steps down after video shows him offering government contracts  One America News Network

Austria's vice chancellor is stepping down amid backlash over a secretly filmed video from 2017 of him offering government contracts to Russian officials.

Odisha Government procurement of oilseeds, pulses to begin on Friday  The New Indian Express

The State Government has decided to commence procurement of oil seeds and pulses under Price Support Scheme (PSS) from farmers starting May 24.

Ohio legislation would expand use of pay-for-success contracts  Cleveland American

Ohio lawmakers are mulling a proposal to expand a program that allows the state to pay contractors only for successful services.

Trudeau unveils plan to address Coast Guard ship needs  CBC.ca

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to announce Wednesday that the federal government is buying two more Arctic patrol ships on the top of the six it has ...

Austrian far-right leader under fire for Ibiza meeting video  Washington Post

Two German newspapers are reporting the leader of Austria's far-right Freedom Party offered government contracts in return for support from a potential Russian ...

Texas legislature looks to end government contracts with abortion providers  KXAN.com

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Texas legislature is expected to send a bill to Gov. Greg Abbott that bars city or county contracts from clinics that provide abortions.

JCB awarded Canadian government contracts  Savannah Morning News

JCB has been awarded contracts with the Canadian Army, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Blanc Sablon Airport to deliver a total of 10 large ...

April 2019 Bid Protest Roundup | Morrison & Foerster LLP - Government Contracts Insights  JD Supra

Our monthly bid protest Law360 spotlight will discuss a handful of interesting bid protests from the preceding month, highlighting the most noteworthy aspects of ...

MO Sen. Josh Hawley fights another liberal judicial nominee against his own party  Conservative Review

Republicans have essentially ceded the legislative agenda for the remainder of this term and will not push a single important issue other than nominating judges ...

Grand Theft Austria  Jacobin magazine

A corruption scandal has brought down the Austrian government — and showed how close the racist right is to big business. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz ...

Human trafficking activist benefited personally from contracts: lawmaker  Mexico News Daily

The name Rosi Orozco resurfaced yesterday as the owner of one of the confiscated properties that the government will sell at an auction next month.

Austrian far-right FPÖ quits Kurz government after sacking  BBC News

Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) has pulled out of the ruling coalition days after two top party figures were caught up in a secret video. President ...

Amazon Investors Reject Proposals on Climate Change and Facial Recognition  The New York Times

The resolutions, voted on by shareholders, would have pushed the company to reconsider its societal impact.

Chinese surveillance firm's stock plunges after reports of possible US ban  CNN

Shares in Chinese surveillance company Hikvision plunged on Wednesday, following a report that the Trump administration is mulling slapping it with a US ...

U.K. Government Cancels Ferry Contracts for No-Deal Brexit  Bloomberg

The U.K. government canceled contracts for additional shipping in the event of a no-deal Brexit, a move likely to increase pressure on Prime Minister Theresa ...

Far-right nationalist parties seek center stage in EU parliament elections  wphm.net

AlxeyPnferov/iStock(NEW YORK) — Supporters and leaders of Europe's far-right parties gathered for Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini's international ...

FAA whistleblowers: Inspectors say FAA pressures them to ignore critical plane problems: "The flying public needs to wake up"  CBS News

One longtime FAA inspector tells CBS News that they have been "repeatedly" punished for finding a problem and reporting it.

New Lawsuit Pits Dentons Against Former Government Contracts Leader | National Law Journal  Law.com

The former chair of Dentons' government contracts group, Jessica Abrahams, claims in a lawsuit that the megafirm owes her close to $400,000 and that it ...

'Very dangerous': Putin, Trump want to weaken the European Union, top official says  CNBC

There is at least one thing in common between the U.S. and Russia – their willingness to weaken the European Union, a top EU official said.

Government Contracts and Spare Part Pricing  The National Law Review

The pricing of spare parts has been a subject of Government criticism for decades, however, many parts are specialized and are difficult to obtain after the ...

OOPS 2019 Preview: Digital Transformation in Government Contracts – Emerging Technologies Impacting the Contracting Landscape.  Government Contracts Legal Forum

The Digital Revolution is here. Contractors are reinventing their products, customer experiences, and business models — and transforming the public sector.

Despite national security concerns, GOP leader McCarthy blocked bipartisan bid to limit China’s role in U.S. transit  The Washington Post

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) blocked a bipartisan attempt to limit Chinese companies from contracting with U.S. transit systems, a move that ...

Vicious Cycle: The Pentagon Creates Tech Giants and Then Buys their Services  CounterPunch

The US Department of Defense's bloated budget, along with CIA venture capital, helped to create tech giants, including Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and ...

Indonesia Is Turning Chinese  Washington Post

Indonesia was never keen to be part of China's Belt and Road Initiative. That hasn't stopped it from embracing the Chinese way when it comes to financing roads ...

Federal contractors describe ‘insanity and uncertainty’ during government shutdown  Federal News Network

Federal contractors said the recent government shutdown was marked by confusion, lack of communication and unclear guidance from agencies about their…

Huawei has been blacklisted by the US government. Here's what happened to the last Chinese tech company that got the 'death penalty.'  Business Insider

The Chinese telecoms company Huawei has been banned from accessing parts of Google's Android mobile operating system after the US government placed ...

OOPS 2019 Preview: The Challenging Climb to Reach New Heights  Government Contracts Legal Forum

Crowell & Moring's 35th annual Ounce of Prevention Seminar (OOPS) is just around the corner, taking place on May 7 and 8 at the Renaissance Hotel in.

Attempted break-in at IAF's Paris office handling Rafale procurement  Economic Times

NEW DELHI: In a suspected case of espionage, there was an attempted break-in on Sunday at the Indian Air Force's Paris office which is overseeing ...

government contracts Archives  The Truth About Cars

Mahindra, the company that produces the intentionally Jeep-like Roxor, is looking at sites in Detroit, Oakland County, and Genesee County in the event that it ...

First 100 days: Modi 2.0 to push ahead with policy on software products  Business Today

What are the policy's main missions that the government is likely to work towards?

Jubo League leader accused of obstructing government rice procurement  bdnews24.com

Belkuchi UNO SM Saifur Rahman started the case on Wednesday night, according to Anwarul Haque, the OC of the Belkuchi Police Station. Police are looking ...

Procurement Perspectives: Great purchasing power resides in municipalities  Daily Commercial News

Since a handful of municipalities in each province control the lion's share of municipal procurement, one might naturally assume that consortium purchasing ...

Report%3A+Electricity+generation+carbon+prices+to+treble+by+2050  edie.net

Carbon prices for electricity generation should more than treble by 2050 and VAT rates on domestic energy use hiked to help drive emissions off the grid, ...

Lok Sabha election 2019: US confident about fairness, integrity of polls  Business Today

Lauding the people of India and the fairness and integrity of the elections in the world's largest democracy, the US has said it will work with whoever is the victor ...

Public-private partnerships fad fails — Jomo Kwame Sundaram  Malay Mail

MAY 21 — After the failure and abuses of privatisation and contracting-out services from the 1980s, there has been renewed appreciation for the role of the state ...

Europe’s diminished far right still poses a threat  Financial Times

Mainstream parties should be alert to the risks of sharing power with populists.

New 22 CFR 126.4 ITAR exemption for transfers by or for US government: six things you need to know  International Law Office

After years of waiting, the new 22 CFR 126.4 International Traffic in Arms Regulations licence exemption for transfers of defence articles and services by or for ...

Corbella: Premier Kenney will indeed cancel oil-by-rail contracts  Calgary Herald

Premier Jason Kenney's new government will cancel $3.7 billion worth of oil-by-rail contracts entered into by former premier Rachel Notley's NDP government ...

The Truth Behind Trump Tower Moscow: How Trump Risked Everything For A (Relatively) Tiny Deal  Forbes

Candidate Trump jeopardized his eventual presidency on a middling deal — and one that would have had Vladimir Putin's fingerprints all over it.

Rafale Review Petition: Full Text of Written Submissions by Bhushan, Shourie and Sinha  The Wire

With the SC having reserved its verdict, the review petitioners have now given their written submission, which argues that the December 2018 judgement was ...

May to Become Strongest Month for CME’s Bitcoin Futures Trading: Report  Cointelegraph

CME Group, the second global exchange to list bitcoin (BTC) futures, is about to record the biggest trading month for BTC futures trading, industry news outlet ...

Chinese Central Bank-Led Fintech Research Institute Seeks New Blockchain Talent  Cointelegraph

A fintech research institute established by China's central bank, the People's Bank of China (PBoC), has posted several new job openings for blockchain talent.

Procurement Perspectives: Corruption thrives on secrecy in government procurement  Daily Commercial News

As we have seen at the start of 2019 as well as the last quarter of 2018, inconsistency in the procurement process is prevalent. In many published articles on a ...

A 'New Chapter' in Government Procurement of Satellite Solutions  SpaceNews

At the end of 2018, division chief Clare Grason and her entire satellite communications team at the Defense Information Systems Agency moved over to work in ...

Analysis | The Daily 202: Alabama Republicans want to challenge Roe v. Wade. But their abortion ban might not make it to the Supreme Court.  The Washington Post

THE BIG IDEA: When state legislators in Alabama approved the most restrictive abortion law in the nation, the bill's sponsor left little question as to the purpose ...

Court Ruling Reveals Complexities Of SMB Government Contracts  pymnts.com

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has been forced to throw out $15 billion worth of IT *service* contracts with small businesses (SMBs) issued last ...

Albanian Daily News  albaniandailynews.com

The government has approved two concession contracts for the construction of Milot-Balldren and Orikum-Dukat roads, during the meeting held this Wednesday.

FBI Probe, Oracle Suit Eye Amazon’s Government Procurement Role  pymnts.com

The FBI launches an investigation into the DoD's contract with Amazon Web Services (AWS) after an Oracle suit alleges unfair government procurement ...

Government contracts 7000 farmers for winter wheat production  Mail & Telegraph

Government has contracted 7000 farmers under command agriculture for the production of winter wheat. Addressing journalists at a post cabinet briefing, ...

B.C. surgery centre sale means longer waits and fewer options for patients, warns Dr. Brian Day  CBC.ca

One of the largest private surgery centres in the province appears to be for sale — according to a quarterly report issued by the corporation that owns False ...

Australia Set to Join WTO's Government Procurement Agreement  ICTSD Bridges News

Australia has been accepted as member of the WTO's plurilateral Government Procurement Agreement (GPA), capping three years of negotiations with exist.

Minister warns construction industry they must be ready for new rules on paying suppliers on time  GOV.UK

Leaders from the construction industry have been reminded that tough new rules on paying their suppliers on time are due to come into force in September.

Japan said to plan to bar Huawei, ZTE from government procurement contracts  CNBC

Japan plans to ban government purchases of equipment from China's Huawei Technologies and ZTE, a person with direct knowledge and a person briefed on ...

New conflict evidence surfaces in JEDI cloud contract procurement process  TechCrunch

For months, the drama has been steady in the Pentagon's decade-long, $10 billion JEDI cloud contract procurement process. This week the plot thickened when ...

UK Gov’t-Led Jurisdiction Team to Define Status of Crypto Under English Private Law  Cointelegraph

A British government-led jurisdiction team has launched a public consultation to determine the status of crypto assets under English private law, according to an ...

Procurement Perspectives: Perceptions of municipal procurement still evolving  Daily Commercial News

The methods that ought to be employed in sourcing the goods, services and other requirements that are needed directly in the provision of services to residents ...

These 30 companies, including Boeing, get the most money from the federal government  USA TODAY

Hundreds of billions of federal dollars also end up in the coffers of just a handful of companies in the private sector.

Government Procurement Fair in Minot set for March 27 | News, Sports, Jobs  Minot Daily News

The 7th annual Government Procurement Fair, an event on selling products and services to the government, will be held March 27 at the Minot Armed Forces ...

Procurement Perspectives: The negative affect of low-balling contracts  Daily Commercial News

Many contractors that I work with or talk to at construction events have stopped bidding government work for a multitude of reasons. Most stem from the fact that ...

3 big problems continue to dog federal procurement  Federal Times

Congress and the executive branch have worked for years to improve the quality of and reduce costs for federal acquisition, but some problems continue to ...

Businesses selling to government will have to prove their social impact as part of procurement shake-up  Diginomica

The Cabinet Office has launched a 12 week consultation on how 'social impact' could be included as part of the contract award process.

Amazon’s Government Procurement Contracts Spawn Criticism  PYMNTS.com

The U.S. government is increasing its use of eMarketplaces like Amazon for procurement at the local and federal levels, but Amazon's government contracts are ...

Canada’s 4-point government procurement plan might give US a clue  Federal News Network

Lorenzo Ieraci, director general of the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises at Public Services and Procurement Canada, joined Federal Drive with Tom ...

U.K. Approved to Rejoin $1.7 Trillion WTO Procurement Deal  Bloomberg

The United Kingdom won approval to remain in a key World Trade Organization agreement that governs $1.7 trillion worth of annual public procurement ...

How Government Procurement Can Foster Private Sector Cybersecurity  pymnts.com

New analysis explores the role of government procurement in promoting private sector cybersecurity, and how the public sector prioritizes supply chain security.

​New Zealand to launch digital marketplace for government procurement  ZDNet

The New Zealand government will next month launch an online procurement marketplace, attempting to give the smaller players access to more jobs and ...

Confirmation of continued UK access to the WTO's Government Procurement Agreement  Lexology

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) enables UK businesses to bid for government contracts in the markets of…

The Ultimate Guide to Subcontracting in Government Procurement  Spend Matters

Before you begin your search for subcontractors, review the applicable regulations and compliance requirements. And read the tips in this guide.

New probe into council spending to push reforms  InDaily

EXCLUSIVE | Local government spending, council conduct and transparency will be put under the blowtorch, with the Marshall Government establishing an ...

9 Ways State and Local Government Can Rethink IT Acquisition  StateTech Magazine

State and local government IT modernization projects continue to receive significant exposure and attention, both from legislators and the media.

Proposed Changes to Anti-Corruption Rules for Federal Government Procurement and Real Estate Leasing  Lexology

The recent furor surrounding the federal government with regard to procurement rules has raised awareness of the tough penalties that can apply to…

Procurement Perspectives: Value for money: Bill 66 and union versus non-union  Daily Commercial News

Over the years, the question of owners using union or non-union contractors has become quite a heated debate. The main issue was the conversation around ...

Australian Securities and Investments Commission Warns Public Against New Crypto Scam  Cointelegraph

The Australian financial regulator has warned the public against an alleged crypto-related scam operating with no license.

Amazon's biggest customer may soon be the US government  CNN

Amazon is poised to win the federal government's largest cloud computing contract ever. It's just part of its drive to provide more of what government agencies ...

How online marketplaces can solve for compliance and transparency issues in government procurement  FedScoop

Recent legislation has transformed the conversation around the power of online marketplaces to drive greater value for federal government buyers and ...

Asian Development Bank Paper Touts Blockchain in Government Procurement  CoinDesk

A new paper authored by World Bank Group-linked experts proposes development of a blockchain network to boost efficiency across government procurement ...

Australia ratifies Government Procurement Agreement  Lexology

The WTO announced that Australia has ratified the WTO's Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA), submitting its instrument of accession to the WTO…

Customs Ruling of the Week - Country of Origin, Government Procurement, and Certain Ethernet Switches, Routers, and Network Cards  Lexology

In Customs Ruling HQ H290670, the agency discussed a number of issues regarding the country of origin of Ethernet switches, routers, and network…

Japan effectively bans China’s Huawei and ZTE from government contracts, joining U.S.  The Washington Post

TOKYO — Japan's government issued instructions Monday effectively banning China's Huawei and ZTE from official contracts, while the country's top three ...

Winning Government Contracts 101  Black Enterprise

Every year the government issues $500 billion dollars in federal contracts. And of that, 23 billion dollars is allocated for small and disadvantaged businesses.

What’s New in Civic Tech: California Procurement Move Lauded  Government Technology

One of the first things new California Gov. Gavin Newsom did upon taking office was sign an executive order aimed at facilitating more efficient modern tech ...

Pentagon to review Amazon employee’s influence over $10 billion government contract  The Washington Post

The Pentagon is reviewing whether Amazon Web Services created a conflict of interest when it hired a former Defense Department employee who once claimed ...

As Amazon Enters Government Purchasing Market, Signs of a Bad Deal Emerge  Governing

The online retail giant's new relationship with public schools and agencies raises concerns that the company is cornering the marketplace and costing taxpayers ...

Major Reform Of PNG's Public Procurement Laws - Government, Public Sector - United States  Mondaq News Alerts

PNG's public procurement framework, currently set out in the Public Finances (Management) Act 1995 (PFMA), will soon be replaced by a substantially different ...

WTO agrees in principle to keep Britain in procurement deal - envoy  Reuters UK

Britain said it had secured agreement in principle on Tuesday to continue as an independent member of the World Trade Organization's Government ...

Procurement Perspectives: Municipal purchasing is not a gatekeeping function  Daily Commercial News

Subject to the need to ensure proper qualification, a municipality should encourage prospective contractors to bid. As I have always said, the municipal ...

Law360's Government Contracts Editorial Advisory Board  Law360

Law360 is pleased to announce the formation of its 2019 Government Contracts Editorial Advisory Board.

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